Thanks for voicing your opinion regarding next directions for Lara: @jamesorior & @Diakon.
As you can imagine, this isn’t the first and it’s definitely not the last time we’ll get the recommendation to make Lara a “What's happening in your area” bot.
Lara’s primary focus for now is to get directions right, and become pretty good at that. Your feedback has been super helpful in helping her do that. What other functionalities get added on, will be based primarily on what her target users are asking for.
However, we’ll say that the event recommendation space is getting quite a bit of attention already, there may be an option for a partnership of sorts to make that happen. Lara is open to that, and interested parties can reach us:firstname.lastname@example.org
-about monetizing, Lara provides businesses the opportunity to drive foot traffic to their store fronts with location based ads. Some folks have benefitted from it already, and others have signed up to do so. A sign-up dashboard for ad placements is in the works. Those interested in that can reach out in the above email too.
-Yes. Lara gives directions, same as Roadpreppers.com (myrp.ng). But a lot of folks seem to enjoy asking others for directions, so Lara simply replicates that interaction, with greater accuracy and more detail.